A Domestic Scene

A sketch. The subject has been called 'The Happy Mother'. There was a great vogue for scenes of mothers and children in 18th-century France, much encouraged by the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Key facts

Full title
A Domestic Scene
Date made
late 1770s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
37.5 x 48.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery